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One of the Tractor-Trailer Victims Grew Up in Virginia

Friends blame 'broken immigration system' for death

(Newser) - At least one of the 10 people who died while crammed into a tractor-trailer outside a Texas Walmart grew up in America and was making the dangerous journey to be reunited with his relatives. Frank Fuentes, 20, was brought to the US as a toddler and graduated from JEB Stuart... More »

Truck Deaths: Driver Says He Didn't Know He Carried People

James M. Bradley Jr. charged with transporting immigrants in US illegally

(Newser) - The tragedy is extreme—now 10 people dead after being contained in a stiflingly hot tractor-trailer parked at a San Antonio Walmart—and so too is the potential sentence for James M. Bradley Jr. In advance of his Monday appearance in federal court, the 60-year-old driver of the truck... More »

One More Victim Dies From Sweltering Truck

Driver, in custody, faces federal and state charges

(Newser) - The driver of a tractor-trailer containing dozens trapped alongside eight dead bodies has been taken into custody. The driver faces federal and state charges in what is being investigated as a human trafficking incident, reports My San Antonio . Per the AP , one more victim has died at the hospital after... More »

'Horrific Tragedy': 8 Dead in Tractor Trailer at Walmart

San Antonio cops suspect human trafficking after dozens found crammed in truck

(Newser) - Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Texas, in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case. Some 30 other people were found in the truck, which didn't have a working air conditioning system, and they were taken to hospitals,... More »

'Things Went Bad Real Quick' in Fatal Shooting of Officer

San Antonio officer killed while investigating car break-in

(Newser) - A police officer in San Antonio died Friday of wounds suffered when he and his partner were shot by a man they intended to question about a vehicle break-in, police said. Officer Miguel Moreno, a nine-year veteran of the police force, was shot in the head during the encounter Thursday,... More »

Video Appears to Show Texas Officer Striking Teenage Girl

The 14-year-old was charged with assaulting a public servant

(Newser) - The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend, the AP reports. The grainy footage was shot late Saturday outside an event... More »

Mystery of Missing Texas Dad Comes to a Close in Ohio

'He met somebody online,' Ohio police chief says of San Antonio's Lee Arms

(Newser) - Super Bowl Sunday was the last time anyone saw Texas man Lee Arms in the San Antonio area, and he hadn't been seen since—until late last week, when the 44-year-old was found safe in Ohio, the San Antonio Express-News reports. And it looks like he was there of... More »

1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Mall Robbery 'Gone Really, Really Bad'

Good Samaritan killed while intervening in San Antonio

(Newser) - One person is dead and five more injured in what San Antonio's police chief calls a mall "robbery gone really, really bad." (The number of casualties was in flux.) Police say it began when two men robbed a Kay's Jewelers in the city's Rolling... More »

Texas: Women Convicted of Raping Girls Were Innocent

The 'San Antonio 4' are exonerated

(Newser) - "Excited" and "happy" is how the San Antonio Four are feeling after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals officially exonerated them of child sexual abuse on Wednesday after a 20-year fight. Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera, and Anna Vasquez were declared innocent after being wrongfully convicted of... More »

Man Accused of Killing Cop Got Married During Manhunt

Otis McKane was at courthouse day after San Antonio shooting

(Newser) - Police arrested a suspect in the murder of a San Antonio cop on Monday afternoon. They might have arrested him hours earlier had they looked in an unexpected place: the county courthouse, where he was getting married. Records show that Otis McKane, 31, married Christian Chanel Fields, 27, Monday morning... More »

Police 'Ambush' Suspect Was Upset Over Custody Battle

'I lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it'

(Newser) - The suspect arrested in the ambush shooting of a San Antonio police detective says he was angry about a child custody battle and "lashed out at somebody who didn't deserve it." Otis Tyrone McKane was being led by police to the Bexar County Jail late Monday when... More »

Suspect Arrested in Murder of San Antonio Police Officer

Otis Tyrone McCain, 31, arrested without incident

(Newser) - A manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a veteran Texas police detective ended Monday evening with an arrest in the slaying, which was one of several weekend attacks that authorities say targeted law enforcement in multiple states, the AP reports. The San Antonio detective as well as... More »

Suspect in Cop Killing Was in Police HQ Before Attack: Chief

'I think uniform was the target': San Antonio police chief on gunning down of Detective Benjamin Marconi

(Newser) - A man thought to have gunned down a San Antonio police officer —one of four cop shootings over a 24-hour period this weekend—came into the police department's downtown headquarters just hours before the Sunday morning ambush, MySanAntonio.com reports. SAPD Chief William McManus said at a Monday... More »

4 Different Cities, 4 Different Cop Shootings in One Day

Sunday saw officer killed, 3 wounded, with 3 of the shootings apparently targeted

(Newser) - It was a tough Sunday for law enforcement across the country, with four separate shootings leaving one police officer dead and three wounded, CBS News reports. And three of the attacks appear to have targeted their victims, authorities say: Detective Benjamin Marconi in San Antonio, Texas, was killed while writing... More »

Trump Tweet Gets San Antonio Cops in Trouble

They'll be disciplined for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats

(Newser) - On Tuesday, Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself posing with uniformed police officers as he prepared to board his plane at the San Antonio International Airport—and now at least 14 of those officers are facing disciplinary measures over their attire. They were shown in the video wearing the... More »

Teen Athlete Rescues the National Anthem

Texas volleyball player Marina Garcia belts out song after CD malfunction

(Newser) - Marina Garcia was all ready to play for her Texas high school's volleyball team Friday night, but she had one task to take care of before the first spike: rescuing the national anthem. Fox 29 reports that the senior stepped up to the mic when something went awry with... More »

Couple Married 58 Years Die Hand-in-Hand

'I just can't believe something like this would ever happen'

(Newser) - A few months after suffering a stroke, George Rodriquez died July 5 with his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years grasping his hand. Three hours later, Ora Lee Rodriquez was dead, too. It's like something out of The Notebook, daughter Corina Martinez tells Fox 29 . "I... More »

'Truly Miraculous' Find: the Original Alamo?

Artifacts suggest site of San Antonio's first mission

(Newser) - Bet you don't remember the original Alamo. When the World Heritage site we know as the Alamo opened in San Antonio as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, it wasn't the first iteration of the mission. Archeologists now think it was initially founded at a different site in... More »

How School Teaches Science: Jump-Roping With Cat Intestines

Though Texas district says it'll change lesson plan after anatomy class video went viral

(Newser) - A "concerned whistleblower" blew long and hard by sending a video to PETA that showed a Texas high school class jumping rope with cat intestines—but the school district says it was all part of a lesson plan that wasn't meant to be cruel to animals, per KENS... More »

2 Kids Restrained Like Dogs, 6 Others Rescued in Texas

'To call this horrific would be an understatement'

(Newser) - Authorities removed eight children—two of whom had been restrained like dogs in the backyard—from a San Antonio home late Thursday night, the AP reports. Their parents were nowhere to be found. According to KSAT , an anonymous woman called 911 shortly before midnight to report a child crying for... More »

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